I take photos. Almost every day I take photos. I take photos to capture things I see, how I live, what I think is beautiful. In many ways, I take photos to document my life.
A few days ago I thought I’d pull together a representation of photos for the year, and it was then I discovered that I took 5,364 photos over the course of the year (more if you count the ones I edited out along the way).
And wow, what a year it’s been. Many of these photos have been seen here on this blog, but I’m sure of the 200 or so I pulled together for this little slideshow (don’t worry, they’re each up for only 1.5 seconds) there are plenty you haven’t seen. Editing these brought back the joys of living through major construction in our house, a gutted kitchen, not a room left untouched, our temporary kitchen in the basement and the amazing items pulled from the walls of a 95-year-old house. So many photos of Wink, Picasso and Frida. Some of our outings, including roller derby, farmers market, the Oregon coast and San Diego. And since we lived for 5 months without a kitchen, I’m still making up for it with all of the explorations in our new kitchen. I look at these photos of fresh homegrown tomatoes with basil and mozzarella and laugh that at one time, I said I was maxed out on having that to eat anymore (oh what I’d give for those tomatoes now!). The year shows explorations with new lenses, visiting gardens, my work with Q Center, my parents, Pride, Safety Pup, and visiting farms of lavender, blueberries, raspberries and apples. A new baby nephew, and a blogger get together. I’ll stop listing it now, you can watch it for yourself.
But I did want to follow up on a question I posed recently about blogging every day this year, and whether or not I should do it. I have to give props to those of you who said you would, and I fully support you doing so. Thank you for your feedback! I’m going to opt out, though. During the month of NaBloPoMo when I posted every day, many of my posts were humorous, sarcastic or just pass-alongs of weird things on the web. I’ve decided I want to be just a little more intentional with the things I say here, and sometimes that takes a few days to form.
So here, watch some pretty pictures and get a glimpse into my life in 2007. I can only imagine what I'll capture in 2008! Happy New Year!